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Summer 2 - Sikhism

This half-term in RE we will be learning about a new religion, Sikhism. This religion originated in India and is just 500 years old. This will be taught by Mrs Singh, who is a Sikh.

Children will find out who founded the religion and the main beliefs. We will also look at the Sikh holy book, Sikh symbols and their meanings.

 

                  

 

For more information about Sikhism click on the following link:

BBC Bitesize KS2: What is Sikhism?

 

Summer 1 - Creation and Discipleship

This half term, in R.E., we will be focusing on the two versions of the Creation story that are found in Genesis Chapter 1 v 1 - Chapter 2 v 4a and then Chapter 2 v 4b - 25.  We will be thinking about why there are two versions of the story, how this came about and what it means.  The children will compare and contrast the two accounts and create a venn diagram to show what they have found out.

 

We will then move on to look at the questions "How do Christians follow Jesus?"  Using the story of the Great Catch of Fish, from Luke Ch 5 v 1-11, we will explore what Jesus asked the disciples to do and how they did this.  The children will then think about how Christians use this in their everyday lives to show they follow Jesus, through charity work, giving and pilgrimages.

 

We visited the Church Quiet Garden to get a sense of the stillness and quiet that someone might experience on a pilgrimage.

Visit to the Church Quiet Garden

Autumn 2 - Christian Community and Incarnation

This half term we are covering how a Christian shows that they belong to the Church.  We are looking at the various ways that a church will reach out to the community around it - such as through charity work, foodbanks, soup kitchens, cafes or work in the local area.  We will be finding out what makes a Christian choose to do this, how it links to church life and reflect on the verse "Love Thy Neighbour..."

 

In the run up to Christmas, we will then be focussing on the good news within the Christmas story, linking back to our work on Good News at the start of the term.  We will be looking in particular about Elizabeth and Zechariah and the promises that God kept with them.  There will also be work on Christmas Carols that reflect the good news found in the bible.

Autumn 1 - Good News

This half term we are asking the question "How do the gospels encourage Christians to live as good news in the world today?"  Our two bible stories will be focussing on the miracles of the healing the Centurion's servant (Luke Chapter 7 v 1-10) and the Feeding of the 5,000 (Mark Chapter 6 v 30-44, Matthew Chapter 14 v 13-21, Luke Chapter 9 v 10-17 and John Chapter 6 v 1-14).  Children will be given the opportunity to discuss what happens in the two miracles and how these can help Christians in their everyday life today and also think about what Jesus is wanting to teach from them.

 

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